In my story today, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch passed on the opportunity to talk about what it will be like to face the teams that traded him away three years ago.
“I’m good, boss,” he said.
But others were more than willing to discuss the impact Lynch has had on the team since joining Seattle in a midseason trade from Buffalo in October 2010.
In over two seasons and 40 games with Seattle, Lynch has rushed for over 3,000 yards (3,043) yards and 27 touchdowns, giving Carroll the workhorse running back he desired. The only backs that have more during that period or Minnesota's Adrian Peterson and Baltimore's Ray Rice and Houston's Arian Foster.
“I don’t know if anything is more symbolic than what we’ve done with Marshawn and him playing the way he’s played, and him being the guy he is,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said. “I think he really is the key element to putting this thing together.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Lynch lets his production do the talking.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles the Seahawks master of crunch, tight end Zach Miller. The Seattle tight end has been a key part of springing a lot of Lynch’s big runs.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated offers a nice break down of some of the big plays off play action for Seattle against the Cardinals last week.
Brian Burke, writing for the New York Times Fifth Down blog, gives the Seahawks a 58 percent win chance on the road against Buffalo.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com notes that the Seahawks will start just one player over 30 years old, defensive end Chris Clemons (31), when they face Buffalo on Sunday.
Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News writes that it doesn’t makes sense that Buffalo traded for former Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson for him only to hold a clip board as the team’s third-string quarterback.